Reasons for consumption of opioids by U.S. adults by age group 2017

Main reasons for consumption of opioids among U.S. adults as of 2017, by age group

Reasons for consumption of opioids by U.S. adults by age group 2017 This statistic shows the results of a survey conducted in the United States in February 2017. U.S. adults were asked about the main reasons for the consumption of opioid, by age group. Almost 51 percent of respondents aged between 45 to 59 years stated that they had never knowingly consumed opioids.
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Main reasons for consumption of opioids among U.S. adults as of 2017, by age group

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18 to 29 years 30 to 44 years 45 to 59 years 60 years and older
Pain from illness16%21%8%5%
Post-surgical pain23%27%24%27%
Chronic pain6%9%15%8%
I have never (knowingly) taken opioids48%39%51%56%
Other2%2%2%1%
Prefer not to answer5%2%1%2%
18 to 29 years 30 to 44 years 45 to 59 years 60 years and older
Pain from illness16%21%8%5%
Post-surgical pain23%27%24%27%
Chronic pain6%9%15%8%
I have never (knowingly) taken opioids48%39%51%56%
Other2%2%2%1%
Prefer not to answer5%2%1%2%
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This statistic shows the results of a survey conducted in the United States in February 2017. U.S. adults were asked about the main reasons for the consumption of opioid, by age group. Almost 51 percent of respondents aged between 45 to 59 years stated that they had never knowingly consumed opioids.
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